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Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

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Address: 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218-4335
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+1 214-515-6500
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

A nationally acclaimed 66 acre display garden features breathtaking floral...

A nationally acclaimed 66 acre display garden features breathtaking floral displays all year long. Nestled on the shores of White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum was rated in 2015 by Fodor's Travel as one of America's Best Spring Flower Festivals.

Dallas Blooms festival boasts of over 500,000 spring blooming bulbs, 3,000 azaleas and hundreds of Cherry Blooms-February-April.

Summer in garden includes an outdoor concert series on Thursday evenings and breathtaking colors at every turn.

Autumn at the Arboretum-September-November features a nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village featuring over 65,000 pumpkins/gourds/squash and named one of America's Best Pumpkin festival in 2014 by Fodor's Travel.


The 8 acre Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden was designed to connect children with nature. Education is a central focus the gardens mission, which teach life and Earth science with 17 indoor/outdoor galleries and 150 interactive activities - Where science and fun become one.

Open seven days a week. Seasonal weekday discounts are available. The garden is closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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This place was amazing!!!! The parking is kinda high 15 dollars to park and 15 to get in is a little much!!! The people are friendly and the area is so beautiful. So much to see... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2016
Bossier City, Louisiana
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Bossier City, Louisiana
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Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

This place was amazing!!!! The parking is kinda high 15 dollars to park and 15 to get in is a little much!!! The people are friendly and the area is so beautiful. So much to see and a great place for the family!!!! I will visit again.

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

Delightful place -- One can walk through the gardens and exhibits and feel you're on vacation in some exotically beautiful place! Right on White Rock Lake in the heart of Dallas, an unexpectedly beautiful setting.

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed February 27, 2016

The plants are just starting to bloom - beautiful. The staff is great. Often I get there and ask why am I not doing anything productive. After 10 minutes I find I have some peace in my life. Look for the special events - with membership there are a great time. Wine and Liquour tasting. Thursday concerts and more

Thank U Edwin P
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Reviewed February 26, 2016

Went on the Friday preview of Dallas Blooms and the gardens were full of gorgeous blooms! Spectacular, sweeping beds of vibrant colors and the fragrance was amazing! Bring your good camera - wander the many trails and discover the new water features, sculptor Gary Lee Price’s Bronze Statue exhibit and bring lunch to enjoy.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

We took a guided cart tour of the arboretum with friends who live in Dallas. What a beautiful area and a very informative guide. We went when all the Halloween decorations and the pumpkin village were out - it was spectacular!

Thank sapphireflame
Brunswick, Maine
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Reviewed February 25, 2016

Visit was fantastic - even on a mostly rainy day! We visited on 10/30/2015 and it was decorated for fall. Stunning! I've been there for the summer a few years prior and it was equally as stunning! The tours and events make the admission costs worth the visit! You won't regret it!

Thank Deborah J
Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed February 25, 2016

This is one of my favorite destinations in Dallas. The flowers, plants, trees, staff, food, grounds design, classes offered, and gift shop are really top notch. A must see as a visitor, a regular hot spot for locals!

Thank HoneyLovesTim
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Reviewed February 23, 2016

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens are one of the nicest gardens in the United States. The garden has beautiful water features, a historic house which is great to visit during the winter holiday season, and a children's garden. The garden is a great place to visit at all times of the year and is a nice escape during the... More 

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Belmont, Michigan
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Reviewed February 23, 2016

The daffodils and hyacinths smell greated you when you opened the car door. The tram ride was very informative.

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Coppell, Texas
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Reviewed February 22, 2016

I love it here. The Dallas Arboretum has tons of beautiful gardens and it just seems to going on forever. They always have events going on and you will probably catch a wedding or two or if nothing else, a wedding party taking pictures throughout the gardens. I especially love the exhibits the arboretum has during Christmas. I try to... More 

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